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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cockpit(noun)

    compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft

  2. cockpit(noun)

    a pit for cockfights

  3. cockpit(noun)

    seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car


  1. Cockpit(n.)

    In airplanes or boats, the space where the pilot or operator sits to control the vehicle. In airplanes it is usually in the front of the fuselage. In larger airplanes it may be closed off from the cabin, where the passengers travel.


  1. cockpit(Noun)

    The space for those in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel.

  2. cockpit(Noun)

    The compartment set aside for the care of wounded during naval engagements; the sickbay.

  3. cockpit(Noun)

    A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located.

  4. cockpit(Noun)

    An enclosure for cockfights.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cockpit(noun)

    a pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights

  2. Cockpit(noun)

    the Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace

  3. Cockpit(noun)

    that part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement

  4. Cockpit(noun)

    in yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin


  1. Cockpit

    A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft. Most modern cockpits are enclosed, except on some small aircraft. The cockpit of an aircraft contains flight instruments on an instrument panel, and the controls that enable the pilot to fly the aircraft. In most airliners, a door separates the cockpit from the passenger compartment. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, all major airlines fortified the cockpit against access by hijackers.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cockpit

    The place where the wounded men are attended to, situated near the after hatchway, and under the lower gun-deck. The midshipmen alone inhabited the cockpit in former times, but in later days commission and warrant officers, civilians, &c., have their cabins there.--Fore cockpit. A place leading to the magazine passage, and the boatswain's, gunner's, and carpenter's store-rooms; in large ships, and during war time, the boatswain and carpenter generally had their cabins in the fore cockpit, instead of being under the forecastle.

Editors Contribution

  1. cockpit

    A defined space on an aircraft or spacecraft.

    The cockpit is where the pilot and crew who fly the aircraft sit and use equipment during a flight.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cockpit in a Sentence

  1. Gary Davis:

    Sometimes I’m glad flight attendants deal with those passengers, and I can hide in the cockpit, the ones who come out of SkyAngels are pretty adept to handle it, even early in their careers.

  2. Chris Roberts:

    We can still take planes out of the sky thanks to the flaws in the in-flight entertainment systems, quite simply put, we can theorize on how to turn the engines off at 35,000 feet and not have any of those damn flashing lights go off in the cockpit.

  3. Germany Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt:

    The French prosecutors' assessment that the plane was deliberately put into descent is equally plausible according to our experts, according to current knowledge we assume that the captain was actively barred from accessing the cockpit.

  4. Mark Weiss:

    It's my belief that there was probably some type of struggle in the cockpit where it was one of the pilots that maybe had a meltdown or did something nefarious to the airplane.

  5. Carsten Spohr:

    We can only speculate what might have been the motivation of the co-pilot. In a company that prides itself on its safety record, this is a shock. We select cockpit personnel carefully.

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